Solving the Direct Problem of Butadiene-Styrene Copolymerization

Author(s): S. A. Mustafina, E. N. Miftakhov and T. A. Mikhailova

The production of polymeric materials occupies one of the leading positions in today’s chemical industry. The production of polymeric products relies on the process of repeated addition of monomer molecules to the active sites of a growing chain. If two or more monomers are used as starting compounds, the process is referred to as copolymerization. In particular, synthetic rubber is produced by this mechanism. In view of the fast development of computers and extensive industrial use of polymerization processes, the issues of their mathematical simulation are of current interest. Building a mathematical model allows one not only to predict the properties of a product but also optimize the production process.

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